CHILD MALTREATMENT: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce the student to the broad subject of child maltreatment and its underlying causes. It is designed for nurses who are assessing or managing pediatric patients in a variety of settings. Emphasis is based on understanding the various types of child abuse and how it can be detected during routine nursing screening procedures or the delivery of direct nursing care. The characteristic patterned injuries of child maltreatment are also emphasized in this self study program. Assessment, documentation and reporting requirements will also be outlined.
Key Point: Each individual who works in a hospital or other healthcare facility has a legal obligation to report child abuse and neglect. State laws vary regarding mandatory reporting of domestic violence and child abuse or neglect.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Name three distinct types of child maltreatment.
- Identify patterned injuries associated with child abuse when provided case photo illustrations.
- Use a child abuse screening tool to record observations or document other findings when provided an illustrated case scenario.
- Select statements that accurately describe the roles and responsibilities of nurses in reporting child maltreatment identified in the workplace or community setting.
CE CONTACT HOURS: 3
COURSE FEE: $44.95 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and other personnel who care for and manage children in a hospital, domiciliary facility or school.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings have been incorporated in the coursework materials.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are no suggested course materials for this course.
OTHER RELATED COURSES: Identification of Patterned Injuries, Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Program, Documentation and Communication: Forensic Issues for Healthcare in the Digital Era, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Clinical Setting, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department, Chain of Custody
AUTHORíS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pamela A. Assid, MSN, RN, CEN, Major USAFR NC
Course Procedure from start to completion.
All courses and materials are based on United States laws and regulations unless otherwise noted. Laws vary from state to state.